Regional Wastewater and Septage Study

Regional Wastewater and Septage Study

Over the past 7 yeas, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough has commissioned various wastewater and septage studies. The studies examine options for providing wastewater treatment and septage disposal services for residents of Wasilla, Palmer and septage haul contractors operating in the Borough.

The first study dated 2007, focused on septage treatment and disposal, which effects the vast majority of Borough residents. 93% of Borough households are on private septage systems. Septage from all septic systems in the Borough's hauled to and disposed of in the Anchorage sewer network which discharges directly to Cook Inlet.

In 2011 the Assembly formed the Wastewater &Septage Advisory Board to study the issues surrounding wastewater in the Borough and plan for its treatment and disposal as the population continues to grow. The WSAB meets monthly and meetings are open to the public.

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Traffic Data Section

"Our goal is to be a trusted source of data, information and maps for transportation decision makers."


NOTE: Data not adjusted for seasonal variances.

Data in pdf Map in pdf Year to year comparison of ADT's
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What are traffic counts, and what are they used for?

 

Traffic volume counts are basic to all phases of highway development and operation. No other single reference tells an engineer as much about a road as the number of vehicles which use it. Traffic volumes are needed for street and highway project development, financing considerations, project cost-benefit comparisons, project priority determinations, analyzing, monitoring and controlling traffic movement on roadways, traffic accident statistics, research purposes, street and highway maintenance, public information, highway legislation and other public and private purposes. NOTE: Data not adjusted for seasonal variances.  

 

Pre-Design and Engineering

Contacts

Brad Sworts, Manager
861-7715
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The Pre-Design and Engineering Division's purpose is to continually improve the quality of the Borough's transportation network, providing our citizens with the safest, most efficient, environmentally sound and balanced transportation system possible.

Core Duties

The Pre-Design Unit is responsible for:

  • Transportation planning and project agency coordination
  • Identification & programming of MSB, State and Federal  funding for road, bridge, railroad, transit and airport projects
  • Implementing the preliminary design and environmental phase of transportation projects
  • Collection and analysis of traffic data throughout the Borough
  • Right-of-way acquisition

The Engineering Unit is responsible for:

  • Transportation engineering (roads, bridges, transit) design and construction management
  • Environmental analysis and engineering (water, wastewater, septage, stormwater, and solid waste)
  • Private development and subdivision review, plat review
  • Road certification
  • In-house design and mapping
  • Provide technical advice and consultation to other departments within the Borough related to the application of science and technology

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